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Built this system for my gf to replace her laptop (second gen i5) to something with a few extra teeth. Since I'm upgrading my system to an EVGA gtx970 i gave her my 280x i got last year and wrapped it up with parts that i feel do that card justice. The SSDs arent in raid since i cant see my gf noticing the difference, and didnt want to risk losing everything if one drive fails for something thats gonna go unappreciated by the user. I removed the two 120mm fans that mount to the side panel, and got an extra 200mm fan for the top. The thermaltake fans screw mounts dont line up with this case properly so i had to screw in one hole and use little foam squares to glue the fan in place. other than that these fans are great. they pull a ton of air right into the case and since i covered the side panels in foam to reduce noise its all forced to exhaust out the back where the rad has the corsair sp120 quiet editions moving air out. with this cooling solution i can run aida64 (including the gpu test) with all the fans (except gpu fans) at their lowest setting and never see my cpu go over 40 degrees Celsius. The gpu goes up to 70 in that scenario but only 60 in games. since my gf is a big movie buff we got her a 32" 1440p monitor so that she can have both a large screen for watching movies but also a good pixel density for web browsing. of course this screen doesnt hurt in games though at the time of writing this i havent gotten around to benchmarking any games at 1440p. most games are playable at ultra settings. P.S its setup on my desk while im doing its testing hence the picture being in the same place as my system.

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice bro, nice. This is an excellent build for gaming. I hope the GF "thanked" you appropriately. You earned it.

Also, get that rig off of the ground.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

its not carpet so its fine

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Even on a solid surface like wood or laminate, you have more dust and hair and dander at floor level. Try to get it completely off the ground if you can.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

actually because of how much air is pulled into the case with those 200mm fans it actually seems to be pushing dirt and dust away from it. keep in mind the vents on the side panels are blocked by foam.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

tie yup some of those cable in the back of the case

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build. +1

Btw, how do you like the keyboard and mouse for gaming? I'll be getting the same one for Christmas.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i prefer my quickfire tk and rat7 to this but for the price im very impressed. the keyboard is a membrane switch but it still has high quality caps so it feels good to type on, and the led is really nice on it. as for the mouse its a good sensor but only goes up to 2000dpi though its unlikely that will be an issue unless youre gaming at 4k, and if youre gaming at 4k you shouldnt be using this bundle XD other than the sensor i find it a bit too thin and light, but thats because i have my rat7 as wide as it goes with all the weights in. great bundle for the money.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks. I'm just starting to get into pc gaming and I only game at 1080p so 2k dpi is plenty. Thanks for the info.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice :P +1.